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4/2/15 – 5:07 A.M.

A Putnam County woman has received a state appointment. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jill Radler will serve on the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. Radler is an Autism classroom teacher at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

The DD Council in Ohio has 30 members who are appointed by the governor. The group receives federal funding to advocate for those with disabilities and their families. Radler tells the newspaper she wants to raise awareness and help those with developmental disabilities be included in all aspects of life.

Radler’s passion for the cause goes beyond work. She has a 14-year-old son with autism.

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4/2/15 – 4:56 A.M.

Findlay’s green waste site will open for the season Tuesday. The drop-off site can be used to get rid of leaves, brush, limbs, and grass. The site is located at 350 West High Street and is open from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. It’s also open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

The site is free to use for city residents Contractors are not allowed to use the facility though.

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A Michigan man accused of killing a store owner in his home state tried to get treatment for gunshot wounds in Hancock County last week. The Daily Tribune of Clinton Township reports Ujuan Kirdell Burton was shot in the process of robbing a party store last Thursday. A Detroit woman then allegedly drove Burton to a “Hancock County, Ohio” hospital. He was transferred to a Toledo hospital a short time later.

The woman told Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies she had found Burton wounded on the roadside. Local investigators soon learned about the shooting in Michigan and took the woman into custody.

Burton was transferred back to Michigan Tuesday.

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4/1/15 – 6:54 A.M.

Move over University of Kentucky basketball players, there’s a new big man on campus – and he’s from Findlay. Kentucky.com reports a cow from the school’s agriculture college got loose on campus Tuesday. After two hours on the run, 21-year-old Adam Menker, an animal sciences major, offered his help.

Menker is a member of the UK rodeo team and asked police if he could be of assistance. After the animal was tranquilized, Menker was able to lasso the steer.

The event went viral on Twitter across the campus. The dean of the college of agriculture called Menker the “hero of the hour.”

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4/1/15 – 6:38 A.M.

A criminal case involving the former executive director of Seneca County Agency Transportation ended in a hung jury. The Review-Times reports the jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the case against 63-year-old Susan Phillips of Tiffin. Deliberations went on for almost nine hours.

Phillips faced a theft charge after more than $1,000 was allegedly moved from the agency’s account to her own last winter.

Prosecutors will now have to decide if they will retry the case.

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4/1/15 – 5:29 A.M.

A crash near Carey took the life of a Michigan man Tuesday morning. The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened on U.S. 23 just before 8:30 a.m.

48-year-old Robert Adams of Taylor, Michigan, was driving north on U.S. 23 when his car went left of center and hit the rear wheels of a southbound truck driven by 43-year-old Michael Reese of Memphis Tennessee. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Reese was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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4/1/15 – 5:18 A.M.

The city of Fostoria is shutting off water service to the center part of town tonight to isolate a problem with the water system. The Review-Times reports work will be done between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday in an area encompassing Main, Tiffin, and Center Streets. Water distribution foreman Eric Smarr says three valves in that area will be replaced.

The area of downtown affected by the shutoff includes Wood Street to the west, Center Street to the north, Poplar Street to the east, and South Street to the south.

A boil water alert will go into place for that area starting at 6 p.m. tonight for no longer than 48 hours.

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4/1/15 – 5:10 A.M.

A recently unsealed secret indictment shows two Findlay men are facing charges for allegedly selling drugs. 26-year-old Edward Coup is accused of selling less than 1 gram of heroin and a controlled substance last September.

20-year-old Zachary Altvater is accused of trafficking heroin and a counterfeit controlled substance last August.

The indictment says the men both sold less than one gram of heroin.

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4/1/15 – 4:58 A.M.

Two more Hancock County residents are receiving treatment through the newly started drug court. The Courier reports 30-year-old Christopher Swartz and 24-year-old Devin Davis joined the program. Both men previously committed crimes while under the influence of opiates. The 12-to-18 month long intensive program is designed to help participants get sober.

The newspaper says Tuesday’s hearing offered something people don’t often hear in a courtroom; positive reinforcement. Judge Reginald Routson commended both men for taking steps to get their lives in order.

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